Living in a culture inundated with the urge to change our ways once a new year hits can be incredibly intimidating. Not only is it hard to figure out our resolutions and work at them every single day, but it can be stressful seeing others start on goals, while you wonder how they truly do it. From […]
For decades, film and television has pulled from novels to create and re-tell stories in a new and exciting way. One of the latest novels to get the Hollywood treatment is Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which stars Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, came to BBC America in October, and debuted on Netflix in […]
It’s November, which once again means it’s National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. The challenge requires writing at least 50,000 words of original fiction during the month of November with daily word goal of more than 1000 words! Though the month is about a third over, it’s not too late to get […]
So you want to become a voracious reader? If you’re like me, you have rows of hardcovers and paperbacks on your bookshelf, collecting dust as they wait for you to pick them up and devour them. Due to other more pressing priorities in your life, such as school, work and your freelance side hustle, your reading to-do list […]
It’s been less than a week since diehard fans flocked to the midnight release of the newest installment in Harry Potter’s life story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This time, JK Rowling is taking her loyal fans to the theater by developing a play for London’s West End which follows the series’ beloved characters […]
No matter whom you talk to, one of our greatest fears in life has always been failure. For years, we’ve heard inspirational words of wisdom about what is and what isn’t considered failure. But throughout the years and from a personal aspect, it has always seemed to be a formative experience. Because truth be told, […]
I initially struggled with what to write to commemorate National Library Week, which runs from April 10-16, and National Library Workers’ Day, which is observed this year on April 12. It would be easy to write solely about myself and my own experiences (I’ve worked in libraries for almost 10 years now) but that didn’t […]
For some performers, they know immediately which area of performance they want to hone in on: film, theatre, or chasing after thousands of hits on Youtube. For Canadian actress, comedian, writer, and life coach Jessica Holmes, she knew she wanted to experience all of them.
November is almost half way over, and that means those participating in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, should be almost half way done with their novels. The goal of NaNoWriMo is for each participant to write 50,000 words in the month of November, about 1667 words a day, which is essentially the […]
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer released a “new” book, a gender-swapped version of Twilight itself. The book, entitled Life and Death and available only as a special double edition of Twilight, was intended to address the criticisms her portrayal of Bella has faced in the decade since the book’s original publication. […]
“I’m free! I’m not lost!” The words catch my eye immediately. I’m in the middle of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market on a bustling Wednesday at lunch time, crowds of people hurrying past me in every direction. No one else’s eyes fall on the red hardcover book with the yellow sticky note on the cover, proudly […]
The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Perhaps there’s even a light breeze. Maybe you’re at the park. Or sitting on a blanket at the beach. Maybe you’re just relaxing on your balcony. Wherever you are, summer is right around the corner, and with that comes one of the best summer activities – reading.